FOOD and FOOD BANKS (In 2016 we donated 110 Hours and $3000)
Food Bank Extra Help (North Helpline -Lake City) - Join us every Second Thursday each month. See into the eyes of the hungry as you hand out food to families. Work with like-minded neighbors. This is a great way to grow a sense of empathy for folks in need!
Vegetable Gleaning (Farmer's Market - Lake City) - Food Banks need fresh vegetables, because fresh vegetables make fresh minds! We glean vegetables from farmers as they close up their stalls. These free vegetables go right to the North Helpline foodbank, where they are cleaned and packaged for the public.
Vegetable Gleaning (Rotary First Harvest - Kent) - More fresh vegetables, more fresh minds! We muster volunteers once a year to prepare vegetables for local food banks. Gleaned and trucked from across the state, Rotary volunteers wrap these gleanings into safe, clean single packages for family dinners,
Food Baskets for Thanksgiving and Christmas (Lake City) We have fun with Scout Troop 850 two Saturday mornings each fall, once before Thanksgiving, once before Christmas, making food baskets for hungry neighbors. Rotarians collect the food ad assemble the baskets; The Boy Scouts serve breakfast and clean up; The Cub Scouts look cute and deliver the baskets (with their parents). Imagine the delight of a woman seeing a cherubic cub scout at the door... imagine the cub's life-long memory of the dignity and grace of the woman. Get together for the holidays with these Saturday breakfast parties that both FEED and really TOUCH - our neighbors!